Frequently Asked Questions

What does insulation do?

Metal building insulation acts as a barrier to slow down the movement of heated or cooled air, reduces energy consumption, helps prevent condensation, absorbs sound, and increases lighting efficiency.

What is the best type of insulation?

Every type of insulation has its benefits and drawbacks and each is best suited for certain applications. Because of the variety of insulation options L&L Insulations specializes in multiple types of insulation – we take pride in being able to offer our customer’s options as well as taking the time to thoroughly explain the pros and cons of each insulation type and the applications that each is best suited for.

What does R-Value mean?

Insulation is identified and labeled by its R-Value. “R” stands for resistance to heat flow; therefore, the higher the R-Value, the greater the insulating power.

What is a U-Value?

The U-Value (overall heat transfer coefficient) is a term used to describe the thermal performance of a building envelope assembly such as a roof or sidewall system in a metal building that has a number of heat flow paths. It’s important to note that the lower the U-Value the better the performance.

How much insulation is necessary for my space?

Recommended R-values for insulation are generally based on geographic location and its climate. Depending on where your structure is located the necessary insulation may require a higher or lower R-value.

When you work with the professionals at L&L Insulations, we will help you determine the necessary insulation R-Values for your location and building.

What are the benefits of insulating a metal building?

If your building uses a heating or cooling system, the primary benefits are energy savings and user comfort. Other benefits include noise reduction, enhanced light reflectivity, and condensation control.

Why is it important to have experienced technicians remove asbestos from buildings?

Ensuring asbestos is properly and effectively removed from your building is crucial because of how dangerous asbestos fibers are – asbestos particles are known to cause cancer and other serious diseases. The certified professionals at Controlled Asbestos, Inc. have been tackling asbestos since 1988. This experience has provided the necessary knowledge in how to properly contain affected areas of a building during the removal process to ensure the asbestos particles do not disperse to other areas, how to efficiently and permanently remove every trace of the contaminant and how to properly clean up a space to safeguard against any lingering elements.

What is NAIMA?

The North American Insulation Manufacturers Association promotes energy efficiency and environmental preservation and is an authoritative resource on energy-efficiency, sustainable performance, and the application and safety of fiber glass, rock wool and slag wool insulation products.

What is the NIA standard?

NIA provides a foundation for quality control procedures for laminators and for certifying post-laminated R-Value.

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